Today, April 25, 2017, Muscatine County District Court Judge Mary Howes found MARTIN GUERRERO guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree after a bench trial.
The evidence established that GUERRERO, 43, of Muscatine, touched the genitals of a 12-year-old child. The case was investigated by the Muscatine Police Department. The case was prosecuted by County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren.
GUERRERO was taken into custody after the verdict. He is being held in the Muscatine County Jail without bond until his sentencing date of June 9, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
In other matters:
GARY WAYNE RANKIN, 65, of Davenport, Iowa pleaded guilty to three counts of felon in possession of a firearm. Investigation by the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office determined that RANKIN had two shotguns and a rifle at his former residence in Atalissa. RANKIN's criminal history includes felony convictions for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, third offense and burglary. RANKIN will be sentenced June 9, 2017, at 10:15 a.m.